(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) recently organised orientation sessions for scholarship students who will be pursuing studies in the US India and the UK.
A press release stated that the session for students going to the US was held at the Ministry of Education (MoE) auditorium in Wattayah.
The event began with a lecture by Dr Kahlan bin Nabhan al Kharusi assistant grand mufti Oman on different aspects of faith. He emphasised on the importance of knowledge and the scientific way to deal with faith.
A delegation representing the US Embassy in Muscat briefed the students on rules and regulations.
Addressing the gathering Dr Asya al Lamki cultural attach of the Omani Embassy in Washington DC spoke on her role as cultural attach.
Lectures on health insurance cost of living and other aspects of the country were also covered during the event.
A similar session was held on the same day for students going on scholarships to India at the lecture hall of MoHE at Airport Heights.
The students were briefed about paramedical courses at Manipal University.
Salem bin Abdulla al Bas cultural attach at Oman's Embassy in New Delhi informed the students about the education system at the university cost of living in India health insurance system lodging and visa procedures. He also apprised the students about India's geography and climate.
O'la Abdulatif al Belushi a student of radiology said that the lectures were beneficial and covered all aspects regarding admission registration procedures climate and ways to communicate with the Omani Embassy in India.
Another orientation session for more than 150 scholarship students who will be going to the UK was also conducted by MoHE at the Wattayah auditorium.
Sheikh Badr bin Hilal al Busaidi from the office of Oman's assistant grand mufti spoke about Islam's ethics and outlined the do's and don'ts for the students during their stay in the country. He emphasised on the importance of choosing good companions.
This was followed by a lecture by Zaynab al Barawani from the British Council who informed the students about the most important aspects of British society and visa procedures.
Musalam bin Tammam al Omari Oman's assistant cultural attach in the UK spoke on the role of the cultural attach and ways of staying in touch with it.
Hasanah bint Ahmed al Gfaili a student who attended the lecture said that the sessions introduced them to many important aspects required for studies in the UK.
Another student Manal bint Rashid al Badwawi said that the lecture was beneficial and aimed at preparing students for their future endeavours.